Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: Last Friday night the Newport Navy Choristers gave a Christmas concert in Portsmouth and an estimated 350 people from the community came to hear the music and get into the Christmas … more
To the editor: Because of the recent letter to the editor and photograph about the cannon (named Old Flora) and carrier caisson repair at Legion Park, the Portsmouth Garden Club has received … more
To the editor: The Portsmouth Garden Club had an opportunity to assess the town cannon and its wooden holder while we did a new planting display for 2017 and the upcoming season spring 2018 at … more
To the editor: The Portsmouth Historical Society has had a very exciting year.  We started in January with a lecture on Prudence Island by a member of the Prudence Island Historical … more
This letter was written in response to the recent death of Judi Staven, a former member of the Portsmouth Town Council. To the editor: Judi was more than a friend. She was a confidante, a … more
To the editor: As most Portsmouth residents already know, our Town Council voted to keep the transfer operations as they are and will be establishing a pay-as-you-throw system.  Sticker … more
To the editor: A golden opportunity has presented itself in the form of a significant 15.6-acre property for sale on Bramans Lane in Portsmouth.  Little Creek Preserve was once part of a … more
To the editor: Many parents are concerned about the opioid and drug crisis and want to know what is being done. Some may have attended the “Hidden in Plain Sight” presentation and … more
To the editor: The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of Lori McDowell, will be presenting their annual Christmas concert, “Christmas in Song,” on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 … more
To the editor: After reading Mr. Corey’s “unbiased letter” of Oct. 19, it sounds to me and my “unbiased opinion” that we should put up with the left-leaning, biased … more
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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.